Employability and Enterprise

Agriculture, Environment & Animal Care

Vocational Qualifications

Catering, Hospitality & Leisure

Vocational Qualifications

Childcare & Education

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Pre-Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Construction, Engineering & Manufacturing

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Creative, Design & Digital

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Education & Training

Professional Development

Hair & Beauty

Vocational Qualifications

Health, Science & Social Care

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Pre-Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Life Skills & Progression

Personal & Social Development

Personal and Professional Development

Personal & Social Development
Professional Development
Vocational Qualifications

Public & Protective Services

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Safeguarding & Wellbeing

Supporting SEND

Personal & Social Development
Professional Development

Transport & Logistics

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

As large local employers, FE Colleges are paying the apprenticeship levy so should look for ways they can reinvest that in training their staff.

Reinvesting your levy

Staff development is one key area where Colleges will want to reinvest their levy. This could be used for business administration, customer service or maintenance and facilities management apprentices employed by the college, but there are also new standards for teachers and mentors.

Teaching Apprenticeship

The apprenticeship standard for Learning and Skills Teacher is currently waiting for a funding band. The assessment plan was published on 5th November 2018 and requires achievement of the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, which will be familiar to providers and staff alike as it is the same qualification many have already been using.

The assessment plan also requires achievement of a Level 2 Safeguarding qualification, such as the Level 2 Award in Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People.

Planning for delivery

Now that the assessment plan is published, Colleges can begin planning for how they will implement delivery to ensure they are reinvesting their apprenticeship levy. Although the funding level is not expected to be confirmed until closer to the end of December, with the detail provided by the assessment plan, Colleges will be able to review how these fit into their staff development plans and look for areas where co-teaching apprentices and other staff can provide savings. For example, Colleges may want to cover some of the safeguarding requirements of the apprenticeship with a wider group of staff, whether they be support staff, or already qualified teaching staff.